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« on: March 28, 2010 04:38:31 PM »

Ive been eyeing off resin since accidently borrowing a book from the library that had resin casts in it.

so i finally  found a kit on ebay as I was initially overwhelmed by all the different kinds of resin out there.

Here are my first two attemps..

One is of seashells that came with the kit.. Im so spewing that the glitter all settled to the top.. I was hoping the viscosity of the resin would suspend it.. would have been fab if it had (or if it had floated to the bottom)

The second is of coins I had from my travels or some of my fav places..these have been sitting around in a jar at home for years and so I have finally put them to use! Tho every time I look at it now I want to travel again.
I learnt this time to put the glitter in the layer below where i wanted it to be!!

A word of warning to all first time resin users.. the fumes really are worse than people tell you.

We crafted in a room with awesome ventilation with two fans blowing it all out the window,.. and the girl whose house we did it at still spent half the night vomiting!!

I am a bit dissapointed at how easily the resin scratches Sad I spent ages sanding all the imperfections out from the casting to then have them scratch again from just general handling Sad


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« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2010 05:22:37 PM »

I have been wanting to try some larger resin projects like this too, I have a lot of coins from when I studied in Europe, and that would be an excellent way to keep them and display them too!

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« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2010 05:26:14 PM »

Love the coins! It turned out great!
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2010 06:02:37 PM »

We are wanting to try this too.  What molds did you use?  Do you need to put anything in the molds so the resin comes out?  Would like to try doing some seed heads or bugs when we have had a few experimental things.  Thanks for the tip about the glitter.
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« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2010 06:46:34 PM »

Warrigal, the paperweights are from molds that came with the resin kit I bought to start off with. When i went back and bought more resin, I also bought mold release but have not used it on anything so far.

I bought the kit and all my resin from Aldax. (plus they send you free lollypops!!!  Cheesy)

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« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2010 08:47:12 AM »

Those look really good for your first try! Which resin did you use? Castin' Craft smells really bad-that's the kind I use-and I used it outside so I wouldn't make my family sick. There's resin that doesn't smell as bad and it's called EasyCast. I got some last weekend and will try it sometime this weekend. I've never used EasyCast before though so I'll have to let you know how it turned out.  Smiley I use the mold release every time I work with resin and it works really well-the pieces come right out of the mold.

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